|D3 is the sunshine vitamin|
My doctor believes Vitamin D levels are an indicator of wellness and administers a blood test to check levels each year. Last year was the first year she thought it was important enough to test me and I can tell you I failed miserably. My score was 23. Optimal blood level testing according to Dr. B is between 45-100.
Silly me, I thought living in Florida was enough to absorb all the Vitamin D a person needs from the sun. Apparently, you must spend a bit more time than I have been outdoors to get the benefits, I am reevaluating my sunshine time. We average 238 sunny days here each year, there are no excuses good enough to solve this I need to go out and play more.
Moving forward, in an effort to improve my D levels I started taking 5,000IU of D3 each day.
I am always happy to find when I take a supplement it is actually doing something. This year I was in much better shape with my score coming in at 66. D3 is one of those supplements you really can’t tell anything is happening when you take it. I don’t feel better, more sunny, more well, seems Vitamin D works quietly behind the scenes mending, repairing, shoring up problems that arise, you don’t notice when your body is working properly, you notice when things go wrong.
I like the Vitamin D3 in the softgel it is a tiny softgel and bioavailable to my system. Vitamin D is fat soluble, for best absorption take with food.
Not the most scientific study but I know, what I have done works for me and may work for you too.